NC #579 Olympus PEN-F Camera, Two-Factor Not That Bad, SLIK Monopod, AquaTech Camera Housing, Security Bits

Aquatech camera housingMy video tutorial about Affinity Photo (part 1) is up on ScreenCasts Online at screencastsonline.com/…. Two interviews from Photon LA: Olympus PEN-F Camera and 300mm Prime Lens, and Kenko-Tokina with their SLIK Monopod and AquaTech Camera Housing. After some time with it, I have to admit that two-factor authentication isn’t actually that bad. And Bart Busschots is back with Security Bits as well.


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Hi this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias. Today is Sunday June 12, 2016 and this is show number 579.

Chit Chat Across the Pond

This week on Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart and I had a blast doing Programming By Stealth. Last week I asked him if maybe we could have homework because we weren’t getting any practice. He gave us an assignment and I was delighted that I got my program working almost like I wanted it to work. He had some suggestions for improvement but allowed me to declare victory. I wish we’d had homework all along, but I bet there are those listening who think I’m teacher’s pet for asking!

Bart added some huge enhancements to his tutorials. First he added a Series Index toe each tutorial page. This allows you to jump back and forth between lessons when you need to review some material. He did this using a Plugin for WordPress called Organize Series. He spent some time styling it in CSS so it looks good on his site. The second thing he did was create a cheat sheet so instead of having to read back through all of the tutorials you can see the syntax for different things in order by the episode in which he explains them.

This week he explained how JavaScript Callbacks work, introduced the idea of anonymous functions which oddly made perfect sense. I’m sure Bart finds it wildly entertaining trying to figure out when I’ll get hopelessly lost and when I’ll be just fine with a topic.

Affinity Photo on SCO

If you’ve been thinking about trying Affinity Photo, part 1 of my video tutorial is up on ScreenCasts Online. I’m really proud of this one, it walks you through how each of the extensions for Apple Photos work. The next one will be the full Affinity Photo.

screencastsonline.com/…

There’s a free 14 day trial for ScreenCasts Online so go check it out!

Amazon Affiliate Links

I wanted to take a quick moment to remind you that when you go shopping at Amazon, if you’d stop by podfeet.com first, and just click on the Amazon image, a small percentage of what you spend will go to help fund the show. As you know I don’t have advertising right now (I’m kind of picky about who I will endorse) so the show is entirely funded by your use of the Amazon Affiliate Links. When Maryanne was here we were looking at some of the purchases made (we can’t see who buys what) and she noticed that the single biggest percentage comes from home and garden stuff. Buying a barbecue? or a nice cover? or some fertilizer? Start with the podfeet Amazon Affiliate Links and you’ll really be helping the show.

And don’t forget that Father’s Day is next weekend, so do your holiday shopping now through Amazon!

Blog Posts

PhotoCon LA 2016: Olympus PEN-F Camera and 300mm Prime Lens

Two-Factor Authorization Not as Bad as I Thought

PhotoCon LA 2016: SLIK Monopod & AquaTech Camera Housings

Security Bits

Important Security Updates

  • Apple have released a fixed version of iOS 9.3.2, so it is now safe to update your 9.7" iPad Pros – www.macobserver.com/…

Important Security News

  • the FBI is asking the US Senate to amend the email privacy bill that unanimously passed in the House of Representatives in April to fix a 'typo' and allow warrantless access to browsing histories – nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…
  • Did you support Gov. Scott Walker in his bid to become US President? If so, he's repaying you by selling your email address – nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…
  • FaceBook now officially tracking non-users in their advertising platform – nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…
  • The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals finds that police do not need a warrant to request location data – www.cnet.com/…
  • Thanks to a new provision in the USA Freedom Act, Yahoo legally published a number of National Security Letters is received – casting some light on these secretive letters for the fist time – www.wired.com/…
  • A damning report shows how security carelessness by the top PC manufacturers (not including Apple) leave users vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle attacks (Editorial by Bart: only ever start up a new PC on a trusted network) – arstechnica.com/…
  • PSA – Lenovo are recommending that users uninstall their *Lenovo Accelerator Application *, which came bundled on many Lenovo computers – it contains a remote code execution bug – support.lenovo.com/…
  • PSA – users of the WordPress Plugin WP Mobile Detector need to uninstall it ASAP as there is a zero-day exploit in it that is being actively used to hack blogs in the wild – arstechnica.com/…

Notable Breaches

Suggested Reading

That’s going to wind this up for this week. Don’t forget to send in your Dumb Questions, comments and suggestions by emailing me at allison@podfeet.com, follow me on twitter @podfeet. Check out the NosillaCast Google Plus Community and our Facebook group at podfeet.com/facebook. If you want to join in the fun of the live show, head on over to podfeet.com/live on Sunday nights at 5pm Pacific Time and join the friendly and enthusiastic NosillaCastaways. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

2 thoughts on “NC #579 Olympus PEN-F Camera, Two-Factor Not That Bad, SLIK Monopod, AquaTech Camera Housing, Security Bits

  1. Rally - June 18, 2016

    Allison,
    Great job on Affinity Photo.
    I’d like to know the difference between Affinity’s healing capabilities and those of Snapheal.
    Thanks.

  2. podfeet - June 19, 2016

    Hey Rally – thanks! Affinity Photo’s Inpainting is WAY WAY WAY faster than Snapheal. When you’re in the Affinity Retouch extension you have access to other tools like the clone brush and more. Snapheal only acts as a standalone editor so you have to export and import back into photos to do the healing. I believe Snapheal was either bought by Macphun or it was developed a very long time ago because it just doesn’t feel like the polish of the rest of the Macphun tools. Any other questions?

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